Thomas H. Kelly papers, 1865-1866.
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Horatio Phillips Van Cleve was born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, on November 24, 1809, to John (1778-1826) and Louisa Anna (Houston) Van Cleve (1782-1827). He was educated in the Lawrenceville Academy and attended Princeton University for two years. He then entered West Point Military Academy, being graduated from there in 1831. He joined the United States Fifth Infantry Regiment as a Second Lieutenant, remaining with it for five years. He was posted to frontier duty at Fort Howard...
United States engineer and architect, Meigs served in the Army Corps of Engineers as supervising architect of the United States Capitol from 1853 to 1861, during which time the building was expanded with wings and the central dome was designed and constructed. From the description of United States Capitol architectural drawings, circa 1853-1861. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 269260958 American army officer. From the descriptio...